“The majority of cameos face right so if you find a left facing cameo, it is considered more unusual. A cameos lines should be clear and well executed. The term high relief is used to describe cameos that are very deeply carved and have significant depth.
Which way do cameos face?
Pay attention to the direction of the face- the figure on the majority of antique cameos will face right. However, many cameos are leftward facing or facing forward.
How can you tell a real cameo from a fake?
0:292:07How to tell if a cameo is real? - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipIts lighter in weight the back is totally flat. And you can tell that shes been poured from a moldMoreIts lighter in weight the back is totally flat. And you can tell that shes been poured from a mold. The metal is not even sterling silver. Its just a costume piece.